The History Department is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History.
Dr. Amy Fedeski joins the Queen's History Department this year as the new Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History. Dr. Fedeski completed her PhD in History at the University of Virginia in 2022. Her scholarship stands at the intersection of American Jewish History, migration and refugee history, and twentieth century international history. Her dissertation is entitled “’What we want to do as Americans’: Jewish Political Activism and United States Refugee Policy, 1965-1989.”
This year, Amy will be teaching three undergraduate courses in the History Department.
Amy's new upper-year seminar course, Transnational History of Jewish Migration, considers Jewish migration beginning with the biblical Exodus and ending with twenty-first century Jewish migrants in Germany and Israel.
Amy's seminar course will be offered twice this academic year: in the Fall Term, she will teach HIST 400-002: Topics in History: Transnational History of Jewish Migration (4.5 units); and in the Winter Term, she will teach HIST 402-004: Topics in History: Transnational History of Jewish Migration (3.0 units).
Amy will also be teaching a 200-level lecture course, HIST 241-001: Topics in History: Modern Jewish History (3.0 units) in the Winter Term. This lecture course explores Jewish history from Enlightenment to the present day.